: Is there an issue in using a script to automate tip commands from cron? I've
: got a shell script, a Perl script and an Expect script that uses tip to dial
: some remote machine and do some data collection. When I run it interactivley
: everything goes OK, but when I run it from cron, absolutley nothing happens.
: I can my process it when I do a ps but eventually my scripts time out and
: quit. The modem never dials and the error log reports an error that is one
: that I do not generate myself (255).
Instead of using tip use C-Kermit, which is designed to
be automated and includes an easy-to-learn-and-use scripting language:
Kermit scripts can be entirely self-contained -- no need for Perl or Expect --
and they are portable across hundreds of platforms, Unix and non-Unix alike,
on both serial and network connections. Both the scripting and the
communications functions are built-in and intrinsic.